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Stories from Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gardening for God (07/14/09)
"Gardening for God" project began as an idea to help others and has been so successful plans are underway to expand. For an idea to become a successful project, it takes planning, work, and workers...
Two receive FSA's highest honorary award (07/14/09)
Reba Smith, PT in the Mississippi County FSA Office in Osceola, and Cheryl Reece, PT from Craighead County in Jonesboro, were recently recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. They received the highest honorary award bestowed upon FSA employees, the 2009 FSA Administrator's Award for Service to Agriculture...
Miller yard recognized (07/14/09)
The home of Virginia Robins Miller, at 215 Ball Street, was chosen as Monette July Yard of the Month. Yard of Month Committee members Nicole Stewart, Shawn Nance, Raye Finley and Linda Qualls presented Mrs. ...
Man School Board hires teachers (07/14/09)
Manila School Board members held a special meeting Tuesday evening, filling two positions. Following a short executive meeting, the board voted unanimously to hire Alesha Morgan of Leachville as special education teacher and Brandon Burgess of Jonesboro as high school biology/science teacher...
Manila Council hires new clerk/treasurer (07/14/09)
Manila City Council reviewed several resumes for the position of clerk/treasurer at a special called meeting on Thursday, July 9. Following an executive session, councilmen voted to hire Rebecca Hargraves to fill the position...
Micheal Yocum hired as Caraway PD officer (07/14/09)
The Caraway City Council hired new full time policeman Micheal Yocum and worked out a retirement package for current Police Chief Jerry Vaughn at the Thursday, July 9, meeting. Yocum was recommended for the position by Chief Vaughn...
Rattlers complete perfection season (07/14/09)
Perfection is hard to come by, but the eight and under machine pitch Manila Rattlers did just that as they completed a remarkable season with a perfect 36-0 record. The Rattlers, coached by Darrell Birmingham, dominated their opponents, outscoring them by a whopping 446-57 margin in capturing the overall league championship as well as the Manila Invitational Title...
Katey Campbell qualified to compete at World's largest rodeo (07/14/09)
DENVER - Katey Campbell, recent graduate of Riverside High School, has earned a position on the Arkansas high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Farmington, N.M., from July 19-25 to compete at the 61st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the barrel racing and pole bending competitions...
League champs (07/14/09)
The Southern Sluggers Girls 10 and under softball team was named first place Crowley's Ridge League Champions for the 2009 season. The Southern Sluggers also won first place in the End of Season Tournament for the Girls 10 and under age division. ...
All Stars (07/14/09)
Two local athletes, Leigha Woody from Manila and Karla Marroquin from Monette, were selected to represent 3-2-1A East at the Arkansas High School Fastpitch Association's Junior all-star showcase tournament in Conway. June 5-6...
Series runner-up (07/14/09)
NEA Storm placed second in the FCA World Series, July 3-9, at Gameday Baseball on First Tennessee Fields in Cordova, Tenn. Players are, front: Dax Hurst, Blake Hall, Gavin Stone, Matthew Fraser, Tyler Swaim. Back - Braden Overman, Larry Tilley, Cannon Smith, Jon Marshall Milligan, Colby Boyd. They are coached by Bruce Smith, Kerry Stone, Jon Milligan and Lynn Doty (not pictured). (photo provided)...
Douglas Wayne Lasater (07/14/09)
Douglas Wayne Lasater, 66, of Manila, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Thomas and Marie Barnhart Lasater and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Lasater was a retired welder for Southworth Products Corp. of Manila...
Angela Darlene Finley (07/14/09)
Angela Darlene Finley, 38, of Leachville, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at her home. Born at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Frances Boyd Long and had lived most of her life in Jonesboro...
Jimmy Dale Brooks (07/14/09)
Jimmy Dale Brooks, 70, of Manila died Monday, July 6, 2009, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late C.J. and Zephyr May Thomas Brooks and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired production manager for the former Gurdon Industries in Manila and American General Life Insurance Company. ...